BIG ISSUE: review of the early years foundation stage
News, views and advice as the Government reviews the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Something is missing from the revised Early Years Foundation Stage, argues Ann Langston as she examines the newly-published framework.
Under the revised EYFS, planning for children's needs undergoes only subtle changes arising from the differences between prime and specific areas, as Ann Langston, director of Early Years Matters consultancy, explains
The approach to formative and summative assessments is not obviously different under the revised Early Years Foundation Stage. However, practitioners will need to be alert to subtle but significant changes and prepare accordingly, advises Ann Langston.
Observation provides a lens through which to view the child's world, so it needs to remain at the heart of a setting's planning cycle under the revised EYFS if practitioners are to meet the developmental and learning needs of every child, says Ann Langston.
The revised Early Years Foundation Stage will form part of sweeping changes to services for families and young children, but the framework's original values and principles must remain if it is to deliver the Government's vision, argues Ann Langston.
The consultation document recommends some positive changes, but there is much that disappoints, says early years consultant Ann Langston in her guide to the consultation document on the statutory framework for the revised EYFS
Communication and language should be given greater emphasis than literacy in young children's development, the review into the Early Years Foundation Stage recommends.
The EYFS review by Dame Clare Tickell has finally been unveiled, with its 40-plus recommendations seeking to support learning through play and build on the current framework's principles and themes.
Emerging after eight months of consultation with parents, carers, local authorities, academics and professional organisations and following countless visits to early years settings and a thorough examination of research evidence, the outcomes of Dame ClareTickell's review of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) have finally been revealed.
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